Yet another Second Amendment success story…
A Tennessee man is being hailed as hero after he bravely held two escaped inmates accused of murdering two correctional officers at gunpoint until authorities arrived.
The inmates identified as Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose who had been called “dangerous beyond description” by authorities, fled from custody during a transfer between prisons in southeast Atlanta on Tuesday after allegedly killing Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue during their escape.
The incident sparked a massive manhunt which included agents from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, however, it was remarkably the quick thinking actions of a private citizen which led to their recapture.
Reportedly, the unidentified homeowner noticed something was amiss at his residence Thursday and took action which likely saved an unknown number of lives.
As explained by Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller, the heroic homeowner noticed Rowe and Dubose attempting to steal his vehicle and responded by drawing his weapon. Holding the highly dangerous individuals at gunpoint as a neighbor called 911, the homeowner was able to single-handedly subdue the fugitives without a firing a shot.
Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana.
Rowe and Dubose are accused of killing two guards on a prison transfer bus early Tuesday. Authorities had offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to their arrests.
Gov. Nathan Deal released a statement, “Rest assured, justice will be served. My sincere thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Because of their tireless efforts, the public is safe.”
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